PHILEAS FOGG WIN A WAGER DAY
Phileas Fogg Win a Wager Day is observed annually on December 21. Phileas Fogg is the illustrious main character in the classic novel Around the World In 80 Days by French Novelist, Jules Verne.
During an argument about the possibility of traveling around the world in 80 days, Fogg is challenged by fellow members of the Reform Club to do just that. He accepts the wager of £20,000 (equal to about £1.5 million today).
He departs on his with his newly hired valet, Passepartout at 8:45 P.M. on Wednesday, October 2, 1872. In order to win the wager, he must arrive back at the Reform Club at the same time on Saturday, December 21, 1872.
As you can imagine, Fogg and his valet encounter many trials, obstacles and adventures along the way. Does Phileas Fogg win a wager?
HOW TO OBSERVE
Start reading Around the World in Eighty Days. Use #PhileasFoggWinAWagerDay to post on social media.
December 21st is the anniversary of the day Phileas Fogg was due back at the Reform Club to win his wager. Within our research, National Day Calendar has not identified the founder of Phileas Fog Win a Wager Day.
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